Meet Our Team

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Smart LeMire Group

The Smart LeMire Group takes the concept of family and personal client service to new heights. Comprised of founder Emily Smart LeMire, her sister Lydia Smart Fields, and their father Baird Smart, they collaborate and complement each other well as a close-knit real estate team, and as advocates who want their clientele to feel like family too.

Kelly Duff, a good friend and fellow Winnetka native and Northfield resident, joined the team in 2021.  Kelly brings a fresh take on the business and a deep love of real estate.

We collaborate on many city transactions with our partner Dusanka Verschuur.  Dusanka has years of success and extensive knowledge of working in the Chicago real estate market.

With nearly 30 years of combined real estate experience and over 10 years as a team, The Smart LeMire Group has been continually recognized with top producing accolades and awards.  This success has cultivated a loyal clientele who wouldn’t use anyone else when the time comes to buy or sell.  The team dedicates their full attention to each client and transaction from beginning to end, and are rewarded with consistent repeat business and referrals to show for it, thanks to their outstanding results.

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Our Philosophy

Specializing in dual markets, the team works in the city proper as well as the suburban north shore of Chicago. Each member has enjoyed living in both places for many years and are experts in these desirable yet different worlds. Real estate has always been the common denominator. Emily has a business mindset, Lydia has great creative vision, and Baird has an extensive background in production and working with investors. Together they are powerful enough to serve all types of listings, clients and territories, yet not too big that communication, attentiveness and responsiveness are ever sacrificed.

“We put a huge emphasis on finding a home for clients which becomes a haven for their family. We want them to love their house and community as much as we do. We feel honored to be part of such a life-changing event as purchasing a new home or selling your current house.” The Smart LeMire Group is equipped and excited to take on the important challenge of meeting all your needs in a real estate transaction.

Our Testimonials

See why our clients love working with us.

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Charlene P.

I have had the pleasure of working with Emily on several occasions. Selling a home and moving can be a challenge, but it has helped to have a partner who understood my needs and was willing to go the distance to explore every p...
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Buyer | Seller

It was a real pleasure and success working with Emily, in a profession where seemingly too many agents have misaligned interests, Emily is an outlier. She is a professional in every sense of the word, Emily is extremely likable...
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Megan A.

Going into the home buying process as an inexperienced first-time buyer, Emily completely put me at ease with her professional local knowledge and resources while allowing me to express concerns and ask questions throughout the...
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Jenn W.

I've known Emily since first grade and adore her. She helped my sister and her husband buy their condo and my brother-in-law, who is a tactful businessman, was extremely impressed with her professionalism and honesty in this ma...
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Juliann P.

Emily Smart LeMire was a true partner in the home-buying process when relocating from Pittsburgh to Chicago. Since we were "hunting" from out-of-town, Emily primarily guided us through our real estate search remotely over email...
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Alison M.

Working with Emily was absolutely fabulous from start to finish. We first worked with Emily to list our condo and were able to sell it in 4 days with multiple offers. Emily was key to the negotiation and instrumental in achievi...
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With nearly 30 years of combined real estate experience and over 10 years as a team, The Smart LeMire Group has been continually recognized with top producing accolades and awards. This success has cultivated a loyal clientele who wouldn’t use anyone else when the time comes to buy or sell.

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